FX has just announced that the next season of American Crime Story will be called Impeachment, and will follow the saga of the Clinton presidency and impeachment.
It is the same book that Ryan Murphy optioned in January 2017 and later had second thoughts about telling Monika Lewinsky’s story, who will be serving as a producer for the season.
“I told her, ‘Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do,'” Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter in April 2018. ” ‘If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'”
The news was announced by FX chairman John Landgraf at the TV Critics Association press tour on Tuesday (August 06, 2019).
“FX’s American Crime Story franchise has become a cultural touchstone, providing greater context for stories that deserve greater understanding like the O.J. Simpson trial and saga, and Andrew Cunanan‘s tragic crime spree which concluded with the assassination of Gianni Versace,” he said.
“This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced, and entertaining.”
“Impeachment: American Crime Story will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton presidency,” he continued.
The limited series will be based on Jeffrey Toobin‘s book, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President. Toobin also consulted on the first season of the series.
We will have to wait until September 27, 2020, for this installment of the series to premiere.